Access for users

The facilities are open to scientific and industrial users. Access involves both the use of the facilities and technical support.

Users from academia or industry can apply for “Free - Open” access which is granted through competitive international selection of the best proposals received in response to the two international calls per year. Selected users must publish the results in the open scientific literature in exchange for the public support received through the open access.

Users who want to maintain the confidentiality of their proposals and obtain proprietary results can apply for commercial access. This is granted at a cost defined on the basis of the services required, in an “open market” approach.